TRACHINUS DRACO (The Common Weever): Marcus Elieser Bloch

TRACHINUS DRACO (The Common Weever): Marcus Elieser Bloch

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  • Author: Marcus Elieser Bloch
  • Date: 1785
  • Medium: Hand-colored engraving
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Inches: 10 1/2" x 17"
  • Centimeters: 26.92 x 43.59
  • Product ID: 000560

Allgemeine Naturgeschichte der Fische, Berlin, 1782-1795.

Allgemeine Naturgeschichte der Fische, Berlin, 1782-1795.

Marcus Elieser Bloch was a German medical doctor and naturalist. He is generally considered one of the most important ichthyologists of the 18th century. Between 1782 and 1795 he published his Allgemeine Naturgeschichte der Fische, a 12-volume, beautifully illustrated comprehensive work on fishes. The first three volumes describe fishes in Germany and were entitled Oeconomische Naturgeschichte der Fische Deutschlands, the remaining volumes dealt with fishes from other parts of the world and were entitled Naturgeschichte der ausländischen Fische.